Translation of fishing in Spanish:

fishing

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪʃɪŋ/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (professional) pesca (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [industry/port/vessel/fleet] pesquero fishing grounds zonas (feminine plural) pesqueras, pesquerías (feminine plural) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (Peru/Perú)
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    • The fact that humans are killing about 20 to 30 million sharks a year through commercial sport and fishing is also food for thought.
    • Instead of providing a person with fish for that day's food, teach him fishing so that he could be self-reliant.
    • Prizes include rods and reels, fishing tackles kits, fishing tackle packs, picnic baskets, a marine radio and aerial, plus a lot more.
    1.2 (amateur) pesca (feminine) the fishing's better further downstream la pesca es mejor río abajo no fishing prohibido pescar (before noun/delante del nombre) [club/trip/season] de pesca to be on a fishing expedition (search for information) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) tantear el terreno to go on a fishing expedition ir* de pesca

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